Following a directive by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that all universities, Senior High Schools and basic schools be closed in a bid to contain the coronavirus in Ghana, some university students openly jubilated, thanking the President for ‘liberating’ them.
The President in a late night broadcast on Sunday night directed that all universities be closed as part of drastic measures to contain the coronavirus.
Shortly after the announcement, videos emerged on social media showing university students from the University of Cape Coast and University of Education-Winneba jubilating over the development.
The President declared that “all Universities, Senior High Schools, and basic schools, i.e. public and private schools, will be closed Monday, 16th March, 2020, till further notice. The Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the Ministry of Communication, has been tasked to roll out distance learning programmes. However, BECE and WASSCE candidates will be allowed to attend school to prepare for their examinations, but with prescribed social distancing protocols,” the President directed.
Ghana has so far recorded six cases of the novel, all imported cases. The Health Ministry has assured that all measures have been put in place to ensure that all is catered for.
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